Sometimes a great color is something that can go with just about anything, like a neutral tan or khaki color. Check out this inspiration board in neutral and see how absolutely gorgeous it is and just how sophisticated it really can look.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
We have always thought that Yellow’s and Green’s were great summer colors. Very light and give you that sunny feeling, and when you think of the sun you think of summer! Take a look at these warm and delightful summery colors meshed together creating this great inspiration board! Does this inspire you?
Monday, June 27, 2011
Navy Blue always brings to mind a Nautical Theme, so why not embrace that and go all out! We searched through the designers and came up with what we felt would give you that Nautical feeling. See what you think:
Friday, June 24, 2011
Maybe for the most part you don’t think that you need to put to much emphasis on the music for your wedding, however there are some choices you would need to make. Like what to walk down the isle in, or your first dance with your new husband or even what do dance with you daddy to. We have compiled a great list of songs from Classics to Latin to Bluegrass and Modern. Here we have categorized them for you and gave you a few options to look at to get the ball rolling so to speak!
-How sweet it is by James Taylor
-Northern Sky by Nick Drake
-Into the mystic by Van Morrison
-Winter Concerto by Vivaldi
The Brides Entrance
-Over the rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
-Heavenly Day by Patty Griffin
-Wedding March by Mendelssohn
-What a wonderful world by Joey Ramone
-All of me by Lester Young
-Anymore by Nat King Cole
-Allegria by the Gipsy Kings
-Barcelona Nights by Ottmar Liebert
-Love please come home by Red Allen
-Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks
-The first dance with your father
-In my Life by the Beatles
-The way you look tonight by Frank Sinatra
-His first dance with his mother
-A song for mama by Boyz II Men
-Beautiful Boy by John Lennon
10- For the First Time by the Script
9-Love Letter by R Kelley
8-Mine by Taylor Swift
7-Rhythm of Love by the Plain White T’s
6-Unforgettable by Nat King Cole
These are only a minor list of what’s out there that could be a wonderful addition to your special day. Do some research and see what's out there.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Just a little off the beat and path from traditional but still not something that is unheard of, gowns in color! This seems to be a trend that is coming back in full force this coming season and what a fabulous idea too. We scoured the designers and found quite a few gowns that are not your traditional white or ivory but blush, pink, champagne and blue! Take a look for yourself:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This color gives you the feeling of being very airy and summery, and a nice cool feeling. We thought it very appropriate as the summer starts and becomes hotter the farther we get into the season. Aside from making you feel refreshed this color is also just simply stunning. It gives that feeling of sophistication…does this inspire you?
Monday, June 20, 2011
Yes you read that right…it seems like we are playing dot to dot here in the bridal industry and with good reason. This season seems to be bringing out dots! From plain old polka dots to the dots on point d’esprit all of which are absolutely gorgeous!! Take a look at the few we found that fit this description:
Friday, June 17, 2011
We did a little more research on flowers to see what made a great summer bouquet and these are what we came up with. See below:
Starting in order:
|1) Astilbe||8) Cosmos|
|2) Delphinium||9) Garden Roses|
|3) Snapdragon||10) Marigold|
|4) Zinnia||11) Gerber Daisies|
|5) Violet||12) Dahlia|
|6) Scabiosa||13) Lisianthus|
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ok we all know that Photoshop exists…correct? So we want to make sure that you are NOT beating yourself up if you don’t look exactly like the model does in the gown you purchased. No one but the model will look like that. You have to make sure that you are reasonable with yourself and understand that the photos you see in the magazines or on the web are enhanced in some way or another. We will take every measure to ensure that your gown will fit you to a “T”, but not by means of Photoshop! (ha-ha). We have a fabulous staff of seamstresses that meet with our brides and make them look FABULOUS and believe us we have yet to see a bride from here that isn't STUNNING! Take a look at some of our past brides to see what we mean…absolutely amazing!
See what we mean? Are they NOT gorgeous in their own right? We totally think so! We think that all brides are beautiful on their wedding day!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
You can’t go through the summer with out some citrus of some sort…are we correct? We think so! Here are some gorgeous and fun citrus colors creating our Summer Citrus Inspiration Board. Take a look…does this inspire you?
Monday, June 13, 2011
What do you do to decorate the isle in the Church/Venue you will be taking that famous walk up? There are a ton of things you can to do dress it up and make it down right breathtaking. Take a look at some of the ideas we came across.
1- Scatter flower petals up the isle creating a fun and whimsical look and not to mention…stunning.
2-How about some cute little pomanders hanging from various chairs or the pews.
3-Japanese theme? Try hanging Japanese lanterns that coordinate with your wedding colors.
4-An evening wedding? Light up some candles in beautiful vases and splash the floors with metallic stars or other shapes.
5-How about a beach theme or maybe its on the beach. Try hanging seashells and starfish up the isle to give a little more emphasis on the beachy feel.
What sort of ideas do you have for dressing up your isle?
Friday, June 10, 2011
With so many different options out there how do you choose what is right for you? We think the best thing to do is sit down and think about your wedding…how you want it to look…what your theme is…where your venues are…colors. All of these options will help you decide on what sort of “Save the Date” you should go with, there are some really unique ideas out there. See what you think, we searched the web and found some pretty great things.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Lace gowns have always been a staple in the wedding industry, from Alencon to Chantilly. This type of gown wasn’t center stage for a little while but is certainly making a come back this upcoming season. Take a look at these delectable gowns in lace and to see how timeless they are.
A bride can’t go wrong choosing lace to wear on her wedding day, this is a timeless and classic look that doesn’t seem to be going any where any time too soon. Call us today and book your appointment to come and see some of these fabulous lace gowns. 603-431-5454
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
We came across this fabulous feature on the Mac Photography Blog about Joya Beauty and we had to just chime in ourselves with how fabulous Joanne McDonough of Joya Beauty is! We can’t say enough about her and her work, we know this from personal experience. Each time we have a special event that needs a make up artist we call upon Joanne and her expertise in that area. She makes our models and brides alike look like movie stars! So this is our round of applause for Joanne of Joya Beauty! Please read the fabulous post and take a look at some of the gorgeous pictures compliments of Mac Photography.
June Featured Wedding Vendor: Check out Joanne owner of Joya Beauty. She is an amazing makeup artist!!
Joanne McDonough, founder of Joya beauty, is the Seacoast’s premiere Professional Makeup Artist and licensed Skin Care Therapist. Licensed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts she continues to follow her passion for professional skin care, makeup, health and beauty by studying under leading makeup instructors and at the top skin care institutes.
Joanne’s diverse background and experience creates a unique, simply beautiful style accredited to her artistic talent. Joya beauty’s intimate studio, located in Dover, New Hampshire, offers Joya clientele the opportunity to relax, learn, and be pampered. Whether it’s for a skin care treatment, makeup lesson, or bridal consultation, Joanne has the innate ability to bring out the natural beauty of her subject, no matter the gender or ethnicity.
Joya beauty is also available “on location” for weddings, photo shoots, television appearances, or local benefits. Joanne specializes in photographic makeup that reflects your style, and will wear beautifully throughout the day.
Joanne’s makeup artistry has been seen on the cover of Grace Ormond’s Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine – New England, FOX 25 News, Maine PBS, New Hampshire Wedding Magazine, Runway Fashion Events for Grace Ormond Wedding Style and Marriage Magazine. She also coordinated the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire.
Who doesn’t like Strawberries during the summer? No one we can think of…take a look at our Summer Strawberry Red Inspiration Board. Luscious reds in a gorgeous strawberry color bring this wedding ensemble all together with the creamy ivories. Does this inspire you?
Monday, June 6, 2011
We think that is very possible! Some of the gorgeous gowns out there today have that Vintage feel to them. From the 1920’s sleek glamour to the 1950’s tailored look and then some. Not only were they fabulous when they came out but they are still fabulous now take a look below and see what we mean.
If you are looking for that vintage feel in a more modern look give us a call at 603-431-5454 and make an appointment to come in and see what we can do for you.
Friday, June 3, 2011
We are busy, busy, busy getting ready for our fantastic 50% off bridal white sale (June 9th-11th). Stock designer bridal gowns are on sale - you can save from $300 up to $4000 off a designer gown!!
Gowns by Monique L’huillier, Lazaro, Amsale, Maggie Sottero, and many more will be on hand. Store consultants recommend making an appointment by calling (603) 431-5454 but walk-ins are welcome if you are looking exclusively at sale gowns.
All sale gowns are in great condition and will be sold as-is. Alterations must be done elsewhere (please remember this is very typical of sample sales).
Store hours will be:
Thursday, June 9th - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Friday, June 10th - 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 11th - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Think yourself to be a fun and unique person? Want to incorporate that into your wedding? We think that is a great idea, why not be yourself on your wedding day and do it with some pizzazz! We thought your bouquets would be a great way to incorporate just that, make them unique and fun just like you. Here are a couple of suggestions we found on the web that we thought were fabulous ideas. See for yourself:
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Jenny Packham is June’s designer of the Month…take a look at her delectable gowns. Can’t you just imagine yourself in one, soft, supple and luxurious fabrics that just seem to exuberate femininity!
Premiers July 14th from 4 - 8 pm at our sister store:
Soirée Prom & Tux Event runs July 14th - 16th.
Get 20% off rentals for all MD brides!
Even if your groom-to-be has already ordered
his tuxedo or suit you can come by for a
free tuxedo/suit style and cost analysis!
Call 603.427.6888 to make an appointment.
Tuxedo?? or Suit??
Many bridal parties are choosing suits vs. tuxedos. Our sister store Soiree Prom & Tux has rental suits with many tie options. And remember - when you purchase your bridal gown at Madeleine's Daughter all groomsmen, ushers, and fathers tuxedos or suits are 10% off and the Groom's tuxedo is FREE*. Our new prom & tuxedo store Soiree Prom & Tux is located in the Bowl-O-Rama plaza on Lafayette Road just a skip across the parking lot from the bridal shop.
*with parties of 6 or more